SOLD CO 1995 LHD HDJ80 Diesel 5-speed, A/C, lockers (2 Viewers)

spencerswagu

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While I have no horse in this race, personally, I'd throw kudos to @SNLC - he's right.

This seller was clearly trying to pass a POS down-the-line to another person. Just because "$16k doesn't move the needle" for @jmlockwood, doesn't mean for another buyer it wouldn't ruin their life. Most people I know would be devastated (or simply furious) burning $16k.

I read this forum religiously and I find this a helpful warning. Thanks - Spence
 
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We took the trans crossmember out of this truck the other day. Had to chip all this away first.

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And you are seriously going to bust my balls for telling/showing the community this Cruiser? 🤷🏼‍♂️🙄

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100% sure am .. why ..well imagine what a *&^%&% this place would be if every shop on here felt it was their right to get involved with calling out guys who sell stuff to their customers and they feel is a bad deal .. no doubt while billing the same said customer to work on it. It is just not a conflict on interest it is BS to get on your high horse and pretend it is for the community . As I said if you really gave a toss about your customer you would have gotten involved before he bought it not after and not on his behalf when he has no issues ( as he himself stated) . Customer had an option to ask questions, get an inspection etc but was happy with the deal. I am sure you know as well as I do that what some will pay happily others wouldn't touch. Plenty of guys on here bank on it which is why they buy, wreck, sell and make $$$ as they go.

Since you were not part of the deal then it is simply not your deal so you should stay out of it. I think anyone of use that has had the pleasure of working in a cruiser shop over the years have shaken our heads in disgust at stuff we have on the lift and what customers have been sold / drive or in some case dream of. But in no world is it right to get involved in the deals and turn it into a *&%^5 fight cause we want to stroke our own ego and pretend it is for the community. If the Buyer has an issue then let him push it, not your place.
 

joekatana

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While I have no horse in this race, personally, I'd throw kudos to @SNLC - he's right.

This seller was clearly trying to pass a POS down-the-line to another person. Just because "$16k doesn't move the needle" for @jmlockwood, doesn't mean for another buyer it wouldn't ruin their life. Most people I know would be devastated (or simply furious) burning $16k.

I read this forum religiously and I find this a helpful warning. Thanks - Spence
Maybe look at it from the other side , a clean nice HDJ80 lhd with a 1hdft sells in Europe these days anywhere between 20-35k EURO so what to expect when you can get one here at way less then what a clean one would cost you several thousands miles away . In the end when buying any 25 year old car you never know what you have unless you start taking it apart and there will always be things you don't like , no matter what you payed for it !

There is no crystal ball for sellers or buyers so we might be better "lucky then good" when buying what we want as for any bad deal there are no winners on neither site.
 

BreckenridgeCruiser

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I'm just a little confused...

The seller posted what he knew.

The buyer didn't ask many questions.

The truck is not in great shape but was a great deal cheaper than other rigs of this type.

The buyer doesn't seem to have an issue with the seller and acknowledges that he rolled the dice a bit.

Other buyers have not seemed to have the same issues with the seller.

So why is this still a thing?

I'm really not taking sides or trying to be a dick, but am actually curious how or if this could be resolved?
 

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